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Post Date: 2021-03-26

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  Quote 45BDE Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Old Gamer looking for 2nd DS build after 10 years
    Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 8:04pm
Budget:
$3500

This will be my 2nd DS build, but the 1st build is 10 yrs old and I have not looked at getting a new PC until recently.

I'm not up to speed on processors and really do not know how far along AMD has come vs Intel. Motherboards is the other component I'm not up to speed with either ASUS vs MSI.

I've configured 2 builds, please provide feedback as it will be the deciding factor on which to get obviously.

90% gaming 10% other.

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 3837545
     
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8-Core) 4.7 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON   
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 860 EVO)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 30-35 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

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     Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 3837576
     
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10900K (5.3 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (10-Core) 3.7 Ghz
Motherboard: ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS / MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE (Intel Z490) (Up to 3x PCI-E) (No SLI)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 860 EVO)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz on All CPU Cores
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 30-35 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Mar 2021 at 4:20am
The AMD build is just what I would recommend for every part in every slot at this price point. The Intel rig is all PCIe Generation 3 vs AMD's PCIE GEN 4 parts, so it doesn't get my vote. The Firecuda, for example, would be gimped because it's a PCIe 4 part.

You don't say why you want the way-over-priced RTX 3080. An old-time gamer like yourself, (I go back before Civ 1!), it's hard for me to believe you crave 4k gaming, or must have everything maxed out at all times at 1440p. Whatever you are using now will be totally eclipsed by a more affordable selection. You have chosen very wisely everywhere else, don't go overkill at the GPU. For 1080p, a 3060 Ti will blow everything away, and a 3070 will well exceed 100 fps at 1440p on all but the poorest coded games. Look at a few benchmarks and reviews. Keep in mind the next round of GPUs is within about a year and a half. And/or prices will come down. MSRP on a 3080 is $799, a 3070 is $599. Choose wisely, all your other parts have been.
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  Quote 45BDE Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Mar 2021 at 7:39am
Thanks Cretae for responding. I took your advise and went with 1st build with the AMD processor and scaled back on the GPU to the 3070. Order is placed and the anticipation builds.

Again thank you for the help it was much appreciated.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Mar 2021 at 3:20am
A pleasure to be able to help. I'm very confident you will be amazed at the instantaneous response you'll get from your new rig! The GPU will more Than satisfy, I think, and there's always an upgrade available just around the next corner.
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  Quote Top Sauce Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2021 at 2:24pm
If would personally try to upgrade to 32GBs of memory if possible. Especially, if you plan on keeping this build for an extended period of time.
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  Quote GrandesBollas Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2021 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by Top Sauce

If would personally try to upgrade to 32GBs of memory if possible. Especially, if you plan on keeping this build for an extended period of time.


I don't disagree with going with 32 GB of RAM for long term. Fortunately, upgrading RAM is extremely easy. After the OP breaks in his system, he will get a feel whether 16 GB RAM is enough. Getting two more sticks of the same kit is relatively cheap. If he wants to go with more high performance, lower latency RAM, he has the option of shopping around for the best priced kit.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2021 at 11:29pm
Congratulations on your placing the AMD order. You will be very pleased with the performance. AS to RAM, I agree with GrandesBollas, it is the easiest hardware in there to upgrade/change so no worries. Right now 16GB is plenty but just so you know 32GB is the "recommended" ideal for Flight Sim so....... games are starting to reach that milestone.

Enjoy. Smile

I know its early but we do like images of the systems as they arrive home. We'll remind you as the time gets near so you prepare. Excited
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  Quote 45BDE Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Apr 2021 at 5:39pm
Ok I could not be anymore excited new rig has shipped,somewhat earlier than anticipated! I emailed Alex on April 2nd and he gave me a delivery date of May 17th.... well it shipped today!!!

My config 3838039.

Order placed March 27

Stage 1 March 29
Stage 2 and 3 April 6
Stage 4 and 5 April 7
Stage 6,7 and shipped April 8

For something I did not expect until next month this is a great surprise and has a delivery date of April 13th!!! Stoked to say the least!!!

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That's awesome. I'm excited for you! Keep us posted.
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